How to Play the Midnight Man Game

The Midnight Man is a ritual where you let a spirit into your house. This was used to punish rule breakers in pagan religions long ago. Not recommended.


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    Write your full name on a piece of paper: this includes your first, middle and last name.
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    Prick your finger: Take a needle and prick your finger, put a single drop of blood on the same piece of paper that you wrote your name on.
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    Light a candle: Light your candle and turn out all the lights...the fun is about to begin.
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    Tape the paper to your door: Attach the paper to your door and get ready. It has to be a wooden door.
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    Knock on the door 22 times: Knock on your door 22 times, with the last knock being exactly when 12 at midnight strikes. Then open the door, blow out your candle, close the door and quickly re-light your candle. The Midnight Man is now in your house.
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    Now you have summoned the midnight man and he is in your house. No turning back now. Your goal now until 3:30am is to avoid the midnight man.


  • From the time that you write your name on the paper and let the midnight man into your house, it must be midnight or it will not work.
  • If your candle blows out, re-light it in the next 10 seconds, if it won't re-light, surround yourself in a circle of salt.
  • Try not to fall asleep during the game because the midnight man WILL find you.
  • Remember that in Pagan times few people could write their own names let alone get access to paper. Pagans would also not all have dwellings with wooden doors, any way of easily knowing when midnight was or candles.
  • Your door must be wooden.


  • If you attempt this, you are taking a high risk of being killed!
  • If he attacks you, you will see hallucinations of your worst fears until 3:33 a.m.
  • Do not turn on the lights, leave the house, or provoke the midnight man at any time.
  • Do not stay in one place the whole time because he WILL find you.
  • You must use your own blood on the piece of paper.

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